Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Welcome to Word Art Wednesday!  This week's scripture challenge and our "anything goes" design challenge will make creating a project for a chance to win some wonderful prizes from our sponsors.

This is just a guess, but it seems there are more charitable organizations, some solid and some no doubt corrupt, that at any other time in history. Government welfare, government aided charities prolifically dot the country's social landscape.  We are giving more money as a country to feed, clothe and shelter the poor than ever before.  If you research it and look at some the graphs available they depict a steady and sharp increase in charitable giving. Yet the poor are still with us.  Jesus said we would always have the poor.  When I think of being charitable, I think of giving out of one's abundance to the poor.

Yet, it is not only the wealthy who should be charitable.  Charity comes from a selfless heart and even those with very little in material wealth can be charitable.  Being helpful, thoughtful and kind doesn't depend on one's bank account.  In fact, some of the most selfless acts of giving can't be purchased with money or doled out from the wallet.  They come from the heart.

Sometimes it is in our smallest acts of kindness that we bless others the most.  The widow's mite, given with a selfless heart was worth more to Jesus than a treasure trove from someone who's heart was closed. 

Just think of all the kind and thoughtful acts of charity that don't require any money...I can think of a ton.  And each would bless the neighbor, the widow down the street, the lonely resident at the nursing home, the bullied child next door....the list goes on.  Sometimes the most precious thing we can give another person is a hug, a kind word, a helping hand, or just our time.  I know I could be so much more charitable in ways that would bless others, fill their hearts with the love of Christ and point them to a Savior who provides for their eternal life.  Wouldn't it be a fun challenge to add to our day or week more charitable acts? 

Come to our challenge blog and play along with this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Diane, I agree with you. There are so many out there who need someone to listen, a hug, a smile, a kid word. These are of great value to those who need them. We can all do this no matter how rich or poor. There will always be poor. I have know what it was to wonder where I would live and if we would have food. mom was doing the best she could with us as kids. A kind old man gave us a box of meat that year. He had killed a beef. Then someone gave us a box of fruit. I got a job baby sitting and bought vegetables and other things we needed. By God's Grace we made it. I know beyond a doubt that he moved on theses folks to give us that food. We would not have made it if they had not. I have 3 younger brothers. I am very thankful God was looking out for us and I know he moves on people to be charitable today. He loves the poor and needy.
    Your card is so cute. I love that image you used. The die for the sentiment is great. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  2. What a lovely card! That image is just darling. These colors are so bright and cheerful also! Great job!

  3. What a lovely card and, as always, a wonderful and thought-provoking post. :) I love it! I popped in to see your fantastic house card for Word Art Wednesday today with it's great Proverbs scripture about letting go of hate and knowing true LOVE. :) What a wonderful gift!! Anyway, this card is so sweet and the MFT little girl is too cute!! Thanks for always brightening my day!!! Big hugs my friend!!


Your comments bless me so much! Thank you for taking the time to leave them.